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Western Pygmy Possum

The Mandarda are fairly common in Perth and are incredibly cute! Though, there small size makes them vulnerable to cat attacks. So, remember to keep your cats indoors!

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Noongar Names: Mandarda

Scientific Name: Cercartetus concinnus

Conservation Status: Least concern

Threats: Habitat loss, cat and fox predation

Will they visit?: Western Pygmy Possum are known to visit home gardens located near reserves, parks, or bushland

Natural Distribution: Widespread and common throughout the South West and the Perth region.

Habitat at a Glance

See Habitat Guide for more detail

Shelter: Hollows in large trees, balga skirts, and constructed nestboxes

Diet: Nectar, pollen, fruit, foliage, and invertebrates

Water: Shallow dish in canopy

ReWild Benefit: Pollination

ReWild Benefits

Western pygmy possums are pollinators and help maintain biodiversity across the landscape. The most helpful actions you can take to help local pygmy possums is to grow a wildlife garden and to keep your cats confined. If you see them foraging in your garden, you can record your sighting on Atlas of Living Australia!

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